RET International

RET International in Panama works for the local integration of young people and their families who are as asylum seekers or refugees in the country.

What services do they offer?

RET develops projects focused on:

  • Humanitarian assistance in health, food and housing.
  • Psychosocial care.
  • Assistance and accompaniment to start or strengthen independent productive activities.
  • Assistance and strengthening to improve employability profile.
  • Legal advice and representation during the refugee status application process.
  • Guidance and assistance for the admission of children and adolescents to the school system.
  • Accompaniment in the validation of documents for access to formal and non-formal education.

In RET you can also participate:

If you are an adolescent or young person, in the EACAJ group (Artistic and Cultural Evolution) in which RET carries out activities to promote socio-cultural integration, prevention of violence and peaceful coexistence.

If you are a woman, in the group of women leaders, in which you can share experiences on issues related to gender (equity, empowerment, prevention of violence, among others).

Phones: (507) 391-2295 and 391-2296

E-mail: [email protected]


Address: Calle Elvira Méndez with Av. Ricardo Arango, Vallarino Building, Floor 1. Banking Area. City of Panama.

Office hours: Monday -Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

How to get there:

  • By bus: From the transport terminal, take a Metrobus on route Calle 50. Get off at the “Panafoto” stop, cross the street Calle 50 and enter through Calle Elvira Méndez, walk about 300 meters until you reach the Vallarino Building, on your right.
  • By Metro: Iglesia del Carmen station by the exit that leads to Calle Elvira Méndez. Walk along Calle Elvira Méndez towards Calle 50 for about 400 meters until you reach the Vallarino Building, on your left.
  • By car: Elvira Méndez street is one way. You must enter Calle 50 and turn left at the corner where Torre Tower Bank is located. There are few parking spaces and you must pay for their use.